Paul Pogba has advised Manchester United academy players to take their chance in the first team when they get it.
Paul Pogba came through the United ranks, before his acrimonious split from the club.
A split that saw his reject a new contract and leave for nothing and go to Juventus.
However, four years later in a then world-record fee he returned to what he called “home after a holiday.”
His time at the club has not been as impactful as either he or the club would have liked.
Pogba though holds the club in high regard.
The French World Cup winner is encouraging the current crop of emerging talent to seize every opportunity they get.
At the place, he calls “maybe the biggest club in history.”
Speaking to manutd.com he has some serious advice.
“I’ve said to a lot of the young players who have been with the first team: ‘Guys, you don’t know how lucky you are.”
“They have the chance to do well and stay there.”
“So, I said to them: ‘Take this luck and take this opportunity because it’s important.”
“So, I’ve told them: ‘Guys, be ready and always take the opportunity.”
“This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and maybe the biggest club in history.”
“So I say to them: ‘Take your chance, play, you are young, you have quality, you have nothing to be afraid of.”
This weekend’s game against Everton will see United field a team containing a homegrown player for the 4000th consecutive game.